Ms Susan Watson


I joined the Department of Social Work and Social Care in 2013 and  have held a variety of roles within the Department and Faculty.  I am  currently the Department's Lead Tutor for Learning, Teaching and Assessment and I co-ordinate Teaching Observations across the Faculty. I am both a registered social worker and a lawyer, and teach across both disciplines. I qualified as a social worker in 1992 and specialised in work with children and families. I later studied law at Kingston University and was awarded an LLB with first class honours, and then gained an M(Res) Law, Culture and Identity from Birkbeck College. Previously, I studied English at the University of Stirling and Social Work at the University of Aberdeen. I am  also an accredited mediator.

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor


  • Accredited Mediator, Mediation, Regents University
  • MRes, Law, Culture and Identity, Birkbeck College
  • PgCert, Higher Education, Kingston University
  • Legal Practice Certificate, Law, College of Law, Guildford
  • LLB (Hons), Law, Kingston University
  • PgDip, Counselling and Psychotherapy , Roehampton Institute
  • PgDip, Social Work, University of Aberdeen
  • BA, English, University of Stirling

Teaching and learning


I have a strong interest in the student experience of students in Higher education and undertook research funded by the OIA into the early resolution of student complaints. (2016)

I have been involved in several evaluations of social work and social care service provision:

  • Services offered to victims of stalking (2016)
  • Services for sex workers (2017)
  • Services offerred to young people at risk of involvement in serious organised crime (2018)